01. Danny J Lewis - U Know I Like It (Harddrive Homage Mix)
02. No Artificial Colors - Crying Wolf (ft. Alex Mills)
03. Medlar - Knockard Pearl (Detroit Swindle Remix)
04. Shenoda - Love Thing
05. Squarehead- Unreal
06. Them Jeans - Glass House
07. Leftwing & Kody - You Were
08. Brame & Klansee - Alright
09. Rhode & Brown - Under Your Spell
10. Rogue McGowin- Status Quo
11. Jammhot - Times When It Was Good
12. Groucho Marx - All That Mattered (Donga & Blake Re-Edit)
1. Marco M Bernd - Horizon II
2. Cassio Kohl - Legendary
3. Tomson - 90fo
4. J. Wiltshire - Closer
5. Known Artists- It’s Titled (G)
1. Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Julio Bashmore Remix)
2. Squarehead - No One Has to Know
3. Citizen - So Submissive
4. Route 94 - Forget the Girl
5. Gorgon City - Real
1. Matthew Blaque - Perfect Lover
2. Ejeca - Give Me Up
3. Steffi - Yours (Medlar Remix)
4. Dusky - Nobody Else
5. Borai - Moonlight on the Malago
1. Artful Dodger - Please Don’t Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix)
2. Chaos in the CBD - Pale Moonlight (Mak & Pasteman Remix)
3. Ejeca - Night Rays
4. The Phantom - I’m Bangin’
5. Oli Furness - If I Was (ft. Elise)
1. The New Tower Generation - House
2. New Jack City - Back in the Dayz
3. Detroit Swindle - I Gotta Know
4. Kaspar - Got Good Love
5. Deep88 - The Vibe
1. Citizen - Freak Like
2. Cloud 9 - Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix)
3. Lorca - Love Like This
4. Ben Pearce - What I Might Do (Harry Wolfman Remix)
5. AlunaGeorge - Your Love, your Drums (Duke Dumont Remix)
It was sunset in the desert. We couldn’t see five feet in front of us all day as the dust storms were raging through the playa. I ventured off alone, praying the dust would settle as the night arrived and the party would start.
I could hear a DJ spinning deep house off in the distance; a beacon of hope amidst the onslaught of awful, drug-addled electro that littered the streets. I found myself dancing to DJ Hohme’s set; one that would cause a panic and excitement I couldn’t possibly have foreseen.
The heart-wrenching vocals of Allure began filtering into his continuous mix, saying “holding me, touching me, I don’t want nobody else” as the dust began to settle. The anxiety was peaking as I couldn’t bear not knowing who produced the song, and would be without technology or connection to the music world for another five days.
This subsided as the song reached its peak and I allowed myself to just feel it; wholly enveloped by every note. The rest is history.
Turns out it was Finnebassen’s “Touching Me,” as was discovered by the immediate google search performed once we returned to humanity. I dove head-first into every single track I could get my hands on, and have been listening to nearly nothing else for the past month.
It only made sense to create a continuous mix out of his current discography. With the official release of his “What You Do EP” tomorrow, I thought it good timing to present an homage and a celebration of the artist.
Dive deep into the work of Finnebassen, and enjoy the mix.
01. Finnebassen - When Doves Cry
02. Finnebassen - Such A High
03. Finnebassen - If You Only Knew
04. Finnebassen - Touching Me
05. Finnebassen - I’m in Love With You
06. Jade - Every Day of the Week (Finnebassen Monday Remake)
07. Finnebassen - What You Do
08. Finnebassen - Daydreaming in Oslo
09. Caribou - Jamelia (Finnebassen Edit)
10. Finnebassen - Babies
11. James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream (Finn Pilly Sneaky Edit)
1. Lakosa & iO - Home Early
2. Jack Fell Down ft. Emma Rossi - Need in You
3. Urulu - Tell Me
4. LKID - Circles
5. Citizen - You Give Me That Something
1. Nemanja Krstic - Novi Beograd Underground
2. The Scene Feat. Franz B. Werner - Lab
3. Slowhouse 003 - Untitled 2
4. T. Ruggieri - Crack in the Soul
5. Washerman - Just A Touch
This blog is changing.
Simplicity is the new vibe.
Every week a new five song mixtape.
And that’s it.
1. Disclosure - Boiling (ft. Sinead Harnett) (Medlar Remix)
2. Jeremy Sylvester - I’m in Love With a DJ (Vocal Mix)
3. Urulu - Reason With Me
4. A1 Bassline - Daft
5. Tom Flynn - Warm Keys
FRED EVERYTHING & OLIVIER DESMET - IT’S DAMAGED (V.2)
Well, that was an awful hiatus.
Fortunately, house music still exists when I’m gone. I’ve been hiding this track for a few months now; convincing myself that I’m preserving its raw beauty by not sharing it. How ridiculous is that?
I’m on more of a magical sunset vibe recently, and what this San Francisco duo have put forth is exactly the mood that needs to be set. It’s exactly what the Bay Area feels like right now, and hopefully every other corner of the world can feel that, too.
Digging deep into their vaults they’ve compiled something of an homage to Kerri Chandler and Mood II Swing, and they did it just right.
NICOLAS AFTALION - I DON’T NEED OR WANT MUCH
I’m gonna suggest you stop reading this and just go buy the vinyl before it’s too late.
This is one of those “where the f*ck did this come from?” moments. New Parisian label That’s Some Serious Shit Records has put forth their first release, and Nicolas Aftalion is setting the standard for things to come.
I’m fully aware that I’m a sucker for anything limited edition; it comes with the territory. But what they’ve put together here is actually special, and the 300 people that will end up with this in their collections are forever united by high-powered sounds and intimate house vibes.
The standout banger is hands-down the title track, “The Urge To Luv,” which recalls the never-fail recipe of female vocal snippets and huge amounts of negative space within percussion and synth. On the flip are the slow-burners for the after hours house-heads.
Hopefully you’ve ordered your copy by the time you read this sentence. Follow That’s Some Serious Shit on FaceBook for all good things to come, and as always:
BODJ - EVERY DAY (ARGY’S LOVE MIX)
What kind of magic is this? Just wait until that piano comes in at 1:00 and you’ll feel it, too.
This is basically all I care to listen to today; those Marvin Gaye vocals tearing at my soul and some kind of spiritual dancefloor heaven making me peak, rolling around in starry synths and feeling nothing but love. Fuck a pill, this is my serotonin elevation.
This has been released as a digital exclusive on Beatport, and thankfully on vinyl as well from my new favorite label Claap. The original as well as the GummiHz remix are well-worth mentioning, although deeper and more intense than today’s featured remix. Check out more from Bodj as well as the forever astounding Argy, and as always: